Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Contributor, espnW.com
Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for ESPNChicago.com. She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Athlete's Life

    Tiffany Brooks covers all the bases

    The trailblazing reliever/first baseman reflects on playing in the men's Arizona Summer League and her quest to join an affiliated minor league team.

    Aug 26 | By Sarah Spain

  • Refereeing at highest level a long shot in NHL

    Since the women's game has evolved, female referees channeled their energies in that direction. The numbers are stacked against them on the men's side.

    Aug 12 | By Sarah Spain

  • Feeling Minnesota

    On a busy night in the WNBA, the spotlight is on the Lynx, who look for a franchise-best 10th straight win. Up in Toronto Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters highlight a full day of tennis at the Rogers Cup. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Aug 9 12:48 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Canada's Cup

    Canada is the home for a big week of tennis, as the men's and women's brackets of the Rogers Cup play during the same week for the first time. Today's tennis matches plus the best of baseball, in this edition of Games We're Watching.

    Aug 8 1:01 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Full speed ahead

    Provided there aren't any hiccups, the new NFL collective bargaining agreement will be ratified today, giving veteran free agents the green light to practice with their teams. For big name guys like Donovan McNabb and Chad Ochocinco, a fresh start begins.

    Aug 4 12:43 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot adds burgers to hoops diet

    The Chicago Sky rookie enjoys a rare night out with friends, visiting DMK Burger Bar a few blocks from Wrigley Field.

    Aug 3 | By Sarah Spain

  • Made in the trades

    Baseball's trade deadline has come and gone, leaving fans cheering for some old faces in new places. Today a handful of teams will get a look at their new guys -- and get a feel for their chances down the stretch. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Aug 1 5:35 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A wheeling and dealing weekend

    With the MLB trade deadline Sunday and deals coming fast and furious in the NFL, it's gonna be a busy weekend on and off the field. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 29 1:41 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Fanning the flames

    For the first time, baseball's hot stove looks downright cool, as a shortened NFL timeline has made football's free-agent frenzy even hotter. While the deals come fast and furious, the games must go on. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 28 1:26 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Future is tomorrow for Tulsa

    With a 1-14 mark overall and a winless record on the road, the Shock are dragging. With two promising rookies, Tulsa may turn things around.

    Jul 18 | By Sarah Spain

  • Fan voting makes sense in WNBA

    Though there have been some ridiculous choices in the NBA, fan interaction is important for a young league like the WNBA, regardless of the results.

    Jul 15 7:46 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The start of the second act

    Baseball's second act begins tonight as 14 clubs get back in action after the All-Star break. For some teams, the best is yet to come, for others, the curtain has all but closed. The best and the worst take the field today in the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 14 12:57 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Black Wednesday turns red, white and blue

    This year "Black Wednesday" has a chance to be one of the biggest sports days of the year as the U.S. women attempt to make World Cup final for the first time in 12 years. World Cup action, WNBA games and The ESPYs headline today's Games We're Watching.

    Jul 13 12:25 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A midsummer night's dream?

    The biggest game on the sports calendar tonight has lost a little luster, as injuries, regulations and a lack of interest have combined to keep some of baseball's top players out of this year's All-Star Game. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 12 11:43 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Protest planned for World Cup semifinals

    FIFA will showcase its tenth annual "Anti-Discrimination Day" at WWC Wednesday, but some activists see their stance on homophobia as all-talk and no action.

    Jul 12 | By Sarah Spain

  • Los Angeles and Tulsa get new head coaches

    Two WNBA coaches were shown the door this weekend after their team's dismal start to the season. Now the long climb to playoff contention begins for the Sparks and Shock.

    Jul 11 | By Sarah Spain

  • History in the making

    It's a big day in baseball. The Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is two homers away from breaking the franchise mark for longballs before the All-Star break. Yankees captain Derek Jeter is three hits shy of 3,000. Don't miss a minute of the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 7 1:37 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot starting to soar

    Though still adjusting to the pro schedule and lifestyle, Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot is making an impact on the court.

    Jul 7 | By Sarah Spain

  • The race for No. 12

    Yankees ace CC Sabathia and Tigers stud Justin Verlander both take the mound tonight looking for win No. 12. We have a full slate of baseball and three WNBA matchups in today's Games We're Watching.

    Jul 5 12:56 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Softball still has long road to 2020

    The International Olympic Committee includes the sport on its short list of eight to be considered for the 2020 Games, but only one of those will make it.

    Jul 5 | By Sarah Spain

  • North Korean coach offers electrifying excuse

    Known for tall tales, Kim Kwang Min says several of his players were injured by a lightning strike earlier this month, so, naturally, they lost to the U.S.

    Jun 30 | By Sarah Spain

  • The last American hero

    Mardy Fish is the only American singles player left at Wimbledon and today he'll have to beat the best to stay alive. Men's quarterfinal action at the All England Club, World Cup matches and baseball make up the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 29 12:32 PM ET | By Sarah Spain